Samantha F. Butts, MD MSCE is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Butts completed her residency (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and REI fellowship at Penn, joining the faculty in 2005. Dr. Butts is a reproductive epidemiologist whose research investigates the role of periconception/prenatal exposures on fertility and subsequent reproductive outcomes. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and the role of vitamin D deficiency have been a particular focus of her work in this arena which has been supported by NICHD, NIEHS, and multiple foundations.
As an educator, Dr. Butts is actively involved in content development using online and adaptive learning technology. Her achievements in resident education have been recognized nationally by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology teaching award. As a member of several national societies, Dr. Butts has participated in the work of committees dedicated to reproductive, gynecologic and endocrine guideline and policy development, and research oversight. This includes membership on the Endocrine Society’s Governance Task Force (GTF), Chair of Gynecologic Practice Subcommittee on Reproductive Endocrinology for ACOG, and the Practice Committee for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). As a member of the Endocrine Society Dr. Butts currently serves as a member of GTF, the editorial board of JCEM, and was a former member of APOCC.